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Richard Harry Harms
Second Lieutenant, United States Army Air Corps
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Courtesy of Rutgers University:

Richard Harry Harms was born on March 12, 1921, at West, New York, and died May 4, 1943, at Pennsville, New Jersey.

Attended Cliffside Park High School, West, New York and entered Rutgers in September 1938, receiving a BAdegree in May 1941.

Richard entered service January 26, 1942, U.S. Army Air Corps, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, March 24, 1942.

While at Rutgers, Richard was active in the History Club and German Club and was elected to Delta Phi Alpha, an honorary German Society. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in just three years.

In the service, he received his wings at Marianna Army Airfield, Florida before transferring to the Army Airbase at Municipal Airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for advanced training. While on a routine flight over Pennsville, New Jersey, his aircraft exploded. The Army could not give any information as to the nature or cause of the incident. Richard was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with honors.


HARMS, RICHARD HARRY
2ND LIEUT 358TH FIGHTER SQUADRON AIR CORPS U S ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 05/04/1943
BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 6157 W H
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 11 April 2000 Updated: 26 November 2000 Updated: 2 January 2002 Updated: 26 November 2005